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Decadent Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies

Gluten-Free Better-for-You Brownies That are Oh, So Delicious!

When I started looking to expand my creativity in ways to eat avocados that go beyond guacamole I discovered the idea of using avocado in place of butter or oil in a recipe. My initial thought was that the idea was a crazy one.

Being a person with a wanderlust for culinary adventure I quickly warmed up to the idea, deciding to include the fruit as a replacement for the oil in a gluten-free brownie.

After all, this wasn’t the first time I’d played around with a crazy and somewhat unconventional cooking idea. Years before having been out of eggs and needing to make a cake for a family get-together I had substituted mayonnaise for eggs in the batter. The cake turned out delicious! It ultimately generated loads of compliments from those who ate it. But, there were also those who couldn’t fathom the idea of mayo in a cake and were grossed out at the very thought of ever trying it. At the end of that trial, I determined that the positives outweighed the negatives resulting in many a mayo-infused cake in years since.

For those who may be skeptical, you’re going to have to trust me on this one. This better-for-you brownie replaces the oil with avocado in the mix to make a super nutritious, creamy decadent treat of a brownie that puts all other brownie recipes to shame. 

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Category: G-Free Deliciously, Desserts,

Yield: 16

Serving Size: 1 piece

Decadent Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies

A better-for-you brownie that replaces oil with avocado in the mix to make a super nutritious, creamy decadent treat of a brownie that puts all other brownie recipes to shame.

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 Cup dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon table Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 ripe Avocados
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Walnuts, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Spray an 8x8-inch pan with cooking spray.
  3. Beat eggs and sugar with electric hand-mixer at medium-speed until lemon-colored and fluffy.
  4. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 15-minute at-a-time, stirring in between, until melted.
  5. Add melted chocolate to the sugar-egg mixture a little to a time. Once incorporated, fold in cocoa, salt, vanilla and the gluten-free flour.
  6. Cut avocados in half, removing the pits. Carefully score each half of the avocados cutting both ways to make small squares, scoop out avocado adding it to the batter and mix well with the electric mixer.
  7. Blend in the Almond butter.
  8. Add the chopped walnuts, mixing in.
  9. Spread the batter into prepared pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Let cool before slicing.

Notes

These brownies are moist and perfect served naked, without frosting.

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  • The activities I to do most are cooking, being creative with food, gardening, quilting, sewing, and writing!
  • In my life, I have traveled to 31 of the states in the USA where I’ve enjoyed the food, history, people and the local culture while visiting. Among the places, I’ve lived in Arizona, California, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
  • As a little girl I grew up living next door to my grandma and grandpa on a small lake in rural southern Michigan.
  • The first thing I learned to make was pancakes.
  • The craziest thing I ever made was mint-flavored green cupcakes when I was 13. My family didn’t like them 🙄  Learn more →

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